Scot Free - Protecting Children against Sexual Exploitation in Tourism
How many more of our children will we watch being destroyed for the pleasure and entertainment of adults, who go scot-free? Child exploitation in tourism is an organised and serious crime and it is growing. It demands committed and concerted action. Research, studies, investigations and police cases unearths that child sexual exploitation is a rampant crime in India and tourism is guilty. This paper reports on the growing concerns, the myths around child sexual exploitation, history of abuse and impunity, pinpoints destinations of abuse and the weak laws that allow child sexual exploitation to continue. Given this rather bleak landscape of pervasive and widespread abuse linked to tourism, the paper converges on the basic and minimum steps that different bodies must take with the greatest priority if there is to be hope for India's children.
Publisher: Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS)
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